Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Poriales 
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 Scientific Name: Daedalea quercina

Daedalea quercina Fr., Syst. Mycol. 1: 333. 1821.

 Description: Basidiocarp annual to perennial, single to imbricate, broadly sessile to dimitiate, up to 10 cm wide and 4 cm thick, corky to woody, upper surface uneven, tuberculate, smooth to finely velutinate, ochraceous to gray brown, the base more rough or scrupose than the margin which is smooth, margin sharp; pore surface light ochraceous, with daedaleoid to labyrinthine lamellae, lamellae 1-3 mm thick, up to 3 cm long; context up to 1 cm thick, ochraceous to gray brown. Hyphal system trimitic; generative hyphae with clamps, thin-walled, hyaline, up to 4 μm in wide; binding hyphae tortuous, branched, thick-walled, yellowish brown; skeletal hyphae dominating in the fruiting body, thick-walled, light brown, up to 6 μm in wide. Basidiospores cylindrical, hyaline, smooth, IKI-, 5-6 × 2.5-3.5 μm.

Taiwan, Taitung : Chulu, alt. 1800 m, on fallen hardwood trunk, Jul 2001, TFRI 993.

 Habitat: Lignicolous causing brown rot of wood.

Cosmopolitan species.


Chang, TT. 2003


T. T. Chang

 Note: The fungus is recognized by its even dark color and irregular daedaloid hymenophore.